Animal populations have dropped by 60% according to Wildlife report

Humans are wiping out life of earth says WWF with many species in danger of disappearing

"For the 2018 report, 319 new species have been added to the Living Planet Index database", Colby Loucks, deputy goal lead and senior director at the WWF Wildlife Conservation Program, told

What is increasingly clear is that human development and wellbeing are reliant on healthy natural systems, and we can not continue to enjoy the former without the latter.

"If we want a world with orangutans and puffins, clean air and enough food for everyone, we need urgent action from leaders and a new global programme of recovery".

While climate change is a growing threat, the report said the overexploitation of species for consumption, agriculture, and activities such as land conversion and habitat loss were the top threats to biodiversity.

Mangroves, for example, trap nearly five times more carbon than tropical forests; crops partially pollinated by animals account for 35 per cent of the world's food production; and coral reefs protect around 200 million people against storm surges, according to the report.

"Our life style is Smoking like a Chain, and binge drinking at the expense of the planet", said Jörg-Andreas Krüger from the WWF to the twelfth edition of the for the first time 20 years ago, published Reports. "It's not just elephants, freshwater dolphins and rhinos, but Canadian wildlife too", Megan Leslie, WWF-Canada president and CEO, said in a release.

Overall, populations of more than 4,000 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians have declined by an average of 60pc between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year for which data is available.

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The WWF report warns that if action is not taken to reduce the flow of plastics into the sea, models predict that plastic will be found in the digestive tracts of 99 per cent of all seabird species by 2050.

But that is not the same as stripping 40% (or 60%) of wildlife from the planet. We have an opportunity to design a new path forward that allows us to co-exist sustainably with the wildlife we depend upon.

The report used indicators from the Living Planet Index, the Species Habitat Index, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Index and the Biodiversity Intactness Index. Our report sets out an ambitious agenda for change.

Global sustainability expert and professor Johan Rockström said that we are running out of time, and we must address the ecosystems and climate if we stand a chance of safeguarding the planet for our future on Earth.

The authors are setting their sights on 2020, when leaders are expected to review progress made in worldwide treaties like the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

WWF is calling on people, businesses and governments to mobilize and deliver on a comprehensive framework agreement for nature and people under the CBD. "Pakistan is experiencing a steady rise in carbon emissions, which contributes to global issues such as climate change and global warming", he said.

"What is clear is that without a dramatic move beyond "business as usual" the current severe decline of the natural systems that support modern societies will continue", the report said.

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